The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Meet the Team

Dr Jacqueline Andrews

Director of Research and Innovation, Associate Medical Director & Consultant Rheumatologist Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT).
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor University of Leeds (UoL).

Jackie is a senior Research and Innovation Leader within the NHS who also has extensive medical leadership experience, having been a Lead Clinician, Clinical Director and now Associate Medical Director at LTHT. She continues to also maintain a clinical and academic programme of work as a Consultant Rheumatologist at LTHT and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at UoL. She sits on the UKUH (UK University Hospitals) R&D Directors Board and also the Board of UKRD (UK NHS R&D Leadership organisation). She is a member of the Grow MedTech Advisory Board which brings together the medical technologies capabilities of 6 university partners in the Leeds and Sheffield City regions and Chairs the NIHR Surgical Technologies and In Vitro Diagnostics MICs (MedTech and IVD Co-Operatives) at LTHT/UoL.


Mr Karl Ward

PG Dip, PG Cert, BSc (Hons) Dip HE, RN - Lead Nurse for Research and Innovation (R&I)

Karl is a senior nurse working within R & I to support clinical research delivery throughout Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). He has extensive clinical, educational, research and leadership experience.  Karl is currently responsible for education and training for all staff involved in Research delivery and acts as a source of expert advice in regulatory, governance and feasibility issues within the units he supports and the wider trust. Within the trust he has successfully developed, delivered and evaluated the package of training that is offered via the LTHT Research Academy. He is also a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) accredited Good Clinical Practice (GCP) facilitator and delivers educational sessions on GCP, research governance, informed consent and investigator oversight to all grades of research delivery staff at a local and regional level.  Until recently he was an expert committee member of a local Health Research Authority Research Ethics Committee and has served on national committees and steering groups for the Royal College of Nursing Research Society and is a current member of the Association of UK Lead Research Nurses (AUKLRN)


Mrs Amanda Burd


Amanda started working for the Trust in 1997 in Occupational Health, going forward to Cardiology - Pacemaker & Non Invasive Area. Amanda has worked for Research and Innovation for over 11 years in various roles but also worked all over the Trust in various roles so my knowledge is very wide throughout the Trust. She has worked on study set up and close out, finance and whatever is required to do with Research and Innovation.